Learn About Your Legal Rights if You Have Been Involved in an Electrocution Accident
If you have suffered in an electrocution accident then it is time to contact an electrocution accident attorney. You can count on Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas fight for your rights. Call our offices today at 909-982-0707 or keep reading to learn about the legal rights you have.
Electrocution Accidents Can Cause Serious Damage to the Human Body
When a person comes into contact with electricity, the current flows through their body via the path of least resistance. In most cases, this means soft tissues like skin, fat, and muscle, along with internal organs. The longer the electricity goes through a person’s body, the more damage it can cause and the more serious the person’s injuries are likely to be.
Electrocution Accidents Can Result in Many Types of Injury
A person who is injured in an electrocution accident may suffer from a variety of injury types. They may include:
- Cardiovascular injury
- Peripheral nerve damage
- Cardiac arrest
- Brain damage
- Respiratory arrest
- Spinal cord injury
- Burns to skin, body organs, and/or soft tissues
- Psychiatric issues
- Eye injuries
Note that while these are some of the most common injuries associated with electrocution accidents, it is far from an exhaustive list.
The Most Common Causes of Electrocution Accidents
Most electrocution accidents occur in work environments and the workers are the victims. However, children and other adults can also be the victim of electrocution injuries at home and in public areas. Some of the most common cause of electrocution accidents including faulty wiring, defective electrical appliances, exposed wiring, and wiring that is poorly insulated.
If an electrocution accident happens due to someone acting negligently then the victim may have the right to compensation for their damages. One example is a tenant informing their landlord that there was a wiring issue in their home, yet the landlord did not take action. That landlord could then be held responsible for those electrocution injuries. Or, if the injury was caused by a product’s defect, the manufacturer and/or designer of that product may be held accountable.
You May Be Able to Recover Compensation for a Variety of Damages
When you choose Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas as your electrocution injury attorney, he can investigate the case to find the best legal strategy for you. This may involve filing a claim with an insurance provider or a major lawsuit against a product’s manufacturer. Either way, or any way in between, you can count on Attorney Vargas to fight for all damages you have suffered.
Depending on the specifics of your case, this could include past and future medical expenses, funeral and burial expenses in the event of wrongful death, past and future lost wages, loss of consortium, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of household services, inability to perform functions, necessary assistive devices, pain and suffering, scarring, and disfigurement.